A healthy gut creates a strong immune system.
A healthy gut begins with your microbiome which is a community of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses that make up your gut microbiota. The microbiota, the products it makes, and the entire environment is your microbiome.
When your microbiome is out of balance, poor gut health can contribute to many health issues such as leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune disease, arthritis, dementia, heart disease, and cancer.
The good news is that you control your microbiome through diet, physical exercise, sleep, minimizing toxins and stress management. Knowing this can start you on the path to improving your gut health.
The quality of your health relies on the balance of organisms and bacteria living within your gut.
How is your gut health? When it’s not balanced with good bacteria, your immune system can become compromised and make it harder for your body to respond to germs as quickly or as efficiently.
Toxins and germs can drain your immune system. This can lead to respiratory infections, sinus infections and lung infections. They can cause problems with your GI tract and with your kidneys. You can also experience skin infections and skin rashes.
If you are experiencing the above symptoms or headaches, muscle aches, food allergies or sensitivities, gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, frequent colds or feeling tired to the point of exhaustion, listen to the signals your body is sending.
Any of these symptoms could be caused by germs or toxins, or both. They point to the need for changes in your diet to cleanse and detoxify your body.
Many chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle choices that are creating toxicity in the body. People tend not to exercise as much as they should, they allow themselves to become overweight, and they eat unhealthy foods that lead to things like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and strokes.
We all need to be diligent about improving our health. Toxins are in our food and environment, and we can make better choices to boost our immune systems. Eating healthy foods that cleanse toxins out of the body and improve our gut health can make a significant difference.
Your immune system is constantly working to eliminate toxins. It fights off viral junk, bacterial infections, fungus and more. When there are too many toxins, it can be easy for your immune system to get overloaded. More than ever, people are being diagnosed with autoimmune conditions, food allergies and chronic disease.
When it comes to autoimmune diseases, there are some that are linked to environmental toxins. These can cause your body to turn on itself and attack certain organs. This is because the immune system registers the organ itself as a foreign invader rather than a toxin.
Eating more nutrient-dense living foods, cleanses your body and increases your healthy gut bacteria.
This takes the pressure off your immune system to help it work the way that it should, while increasing the healthy bacteria in your gut and reducing the risk of chronic disease.
Eating probiotic foods and taking a daily probiotic supplement also helps to increase the good bacteria.
Probiotic foods include live-cultured yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, miso soup, apple cider vinegar and dark chocolate. In addition, fruits and vegetables contain fibers and sugars that can boost the health of your gut bacteria.
Improve your gut health and immune system by adding probiotic foods to your diet and removing sugar which feeds the bad bacteria.
Until next time, be healthy and happy!